A Poem by JayG

I turned eighty this year, something of a surprise. But I bring good news for those heading in that direction: It's every bit as much fun falling in love at eighty as it was at seventeen.



Morning is when I love you most, I think…
When my eyes first open and thoughts of you bring warmth.
I pull you close…to savor the bed-warm caress of skin-on-skin.
What could improve on that?

But at noon there’s laughter in your eyes that pleases, as we share repast.
Stolen kisses, and hands in glancing touch punctuate conversation.
The taste of mustard and kisses intermingle.
Could I improve on that? 

Afternoon walks with a hand on my arm, your voice caressing.
Incidental affection, shared, brightens the day.
Unexpected adventures, and familiar sights.
Could anything improve on that?

Evening and conversation, storytelling, and kisses.
Precious time, sharing comfort and cuddling.
A day closes. Memory records. Bedtime beckons.
Who could improve on that?

Who would want to?

© 2017 JayG

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Aweeee❤️ You have portrayed it so nicely :) jus enjoyed reading it !

Posted 5 Days Ago

Nice work, Jay! For anyone who's experienced that joy, it brings back a rush of memories. For those who haven't, it's a nice glimpse into what's possible.

Posted 1 Week Ago

This is reassuring to know. So many in their eighties are sick and unable to even walk. You're a tiger Jay. haha

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Enjoyed it. Sometimes I wounder about the benefits of a relationship. Is it worth the work? Well, when someone can slow down time with a smile, is that not the most precious benefit of all? Your poem reminded me of that.

The halt of time with the beat of a heart....

Really enjoyed the way you wrote this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

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Added on November 28, 2017
Last Updated on November 28, 2017
Tags: romance, romantic



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